The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
South East / Kent
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 34 40
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6  
Contract jobs citing VB 1 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.41% 1.51% 1.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.14% 3.36% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £530 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.39% +7.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £25.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year +62.62% -4.62%  

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 88 149 138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 36.36% 45.02% 50.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 88 82
Median daily rate £345 £434 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.50% +27.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £255 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £750 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £17.42 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +158.39% -56.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing VB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Kent

VB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VB in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for VB in Kent

VB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VB in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for VB.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MS Access
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Fireworks
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Automotive
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) iSeries
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Fireworks
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Access
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Auditor
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Auditor
1 1 (33.33%) IT Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Auditor
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Senior IT Auditor
1 1 (33.33%) Senior IT Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
1 1 (33.33%) VB Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Cybercrime
1 1 (33.33%) iSeries
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
1 1 (33.33%) Internal Audit
1 1 (33.33%) IT Audit
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA